EFL Cup: Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-4 as Mason Mount misses crucial penalty
- Tottenham beat Chelsea to progress to the quarter-finals of the League Cup
- Timo Werner got Chelsea in front in the first half, his first goal for the Blues
- Erik Lamela grabbed the equalizer for Tottenham to send the match into penalties
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Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-4 as Mason Mount misses crucial penalty.
Jose Mourinho got the better of his former side and former reliable midfielder when his team beat Chelsea on penalties to march onto the League Cup quarter-finals.
Chelsea went ahead in the first half through new signing Timo Werner who sent a fierce shot just outside the box past Hugo Lloris to open the scoring.
It was Werner’s first goal in Chelsea colors since his arrival from Germany.
A howler by Tottenham loan-signing Reguilon presented the ball to Cesar Azpilicueta who rolled the ball to the German to open the scoring.
The remaining part of the half saw Chelsea dominate possession with Tottenham allowing them to do so, hoping to land a chance to attack on the counter.
In terms of Spurs chances, there was a limited bunch initially. One attack saw Gedson Fernandes close on goal, only for Kurt Zouma to stop him with a tackle of quite brilliant precision, and Erik Lamela also got a shot off that Chelsea new goalkeeper Mendy saved well with his feet.
He managed a second excellent save early in the second half in rerouting a Reguilon drive over the bar, and by that point Spurs were managing a period of consistent pressure.
A cross from Reguilon was poached by Lamela to equalize the match and send it to penalties.
The first nine penalties were all converted in order by Eric Dier, Tammy Abraham, Erik Lamela, Cesar Azpilicueta, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Jorginho, Lucas Moura and Emerson, before Mount’s kick went wide.